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Daily Trust, Abuja, 3 March 2015, p.39
Butcher caned for stealing laptops
An FCT Area Court sitting in Lugbe has ordered an 18-year-old butcher, Abba Ibrahim, to be given 12 strokes of the cane for stealing two laptops and two mobile phones.
Ibrahim of Kabusa Village, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of joint act, house breaking and theft.
The accused person, had while admitting the crime, pleaded with the court to 'tamper justice with mercy'.
In his judgment, the Senior Judge, Mr Gambo Garba, ordered that the accused be flogged 12 strokes of the cane for the offence.
Garba said that the punishment would have been stiffer if the convict had not saved the court the pains of protracted prosecution.
The judge, who warned the convict to be of good behaviour and desist from crimes, ordered that the recovered items be returned to the owner.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Paul Anigbo, had told the court that one Ndukire Okezuo and Etiaka Blessing caught the accused on February 9 and handed him over to Lugbe Police Station.
Anigbo said that the accused person conspired and broke into the complainants' house and stole two laptops, one Nokia and one Blackberry phones valued at N265,000.
He told the court that the accused committed the offence with one Yusuf Mohammed now at large.
He said that the convict made a confessional statement and that the offence contravened Sections 79, 349 and 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)
Corpun file 26029 at www.corpun.com
Daily Trust, Abuja, 20 March 2015, p.41
Student ordered to sweep court premises for attempting to steal
By Emma Elekwa
An 18-year-old student was on Tuesday ordered by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court to sweep the court for attempting to steal a pair of sandals in a shop at Kubwa, an Abuja satellite town.
In addition, the court also ordered him to be given seven strokes of the cane.
Barbana Barnabas Nuhu was convicted for attempting to commit theft offence contrary to Section 95 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Lukas Ephraim, told the court that the complainant, Elijah Enemaduku of Phase 2, Site 2, Kubwa, on March 14, reported at the Kubwa Police Station, of how the accused, on same date, in a dubious manner, attempted to enter a shop along Cupid road, Kubwa through the ceiling with the intention to steal a pair of sandals.
He said the accused was, however, caught and arrested while attempting to escape.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and the Judge Mohammed Marafa ordered he should be given seven strokes of the cane and to sweep the open court.
The court also warned him to always be of good behavior.
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